Belarmain Adandé FANDOHAN

Dr. ir. Adandé Belarmain FANDOHAN E-mail:
Tel: +49015171985823 +22997761888
Date of birth : 26/04/1982 Nationality: Beninese
Present status: PostDoc at the University of Freiburg, Department of Biometry and Environmental System Analysis (DBESA).

Education and Employment __________________________________________________________
1/09/2014/-ongoing: Postdoc at the DBESA. Main project: Modeling impact of climate change on the range of suitable habitats for cultivation and conservation of key agroforestry species in Sub-Sahara Africa
01/02/2011-ongoing: Lecturer at “Ecole Nationale des Sciences et Techniques Agronomiques” and “Faculté des Sciences Agronomiques” (Université d’Agriculture de Kétou; Université d’ Abomey Calavi) (Benin).
04/07/2012-04/07/2013: Postdoc at the UNEP-International Ecosystem Magement Partnership (Chinese Academy of Sciences). Main project: Modeling impact of climate change on suitabble habitats for conserving and cultivating Tamarindus indica in Benin.
02/2011-05/2011: Researcher investigating local perception of climate change in Benin, BIARI, Brown University
03/2008-01/2011: PhD student at Faculty of Agronomic Sciences, University of Abomey Calavi
PhD thesis: Conservation biology of Tamarindus indica (Fabaceae) in Benin, West Africa
2001/2007: Graduated in Biology specialization: Agronomy, Forestry and Natural Resources Management, University of Abomey Calavi (Benin)

Teaching experience_________________________________________________________________
01/10/2010-ongoing: teaching in Faculty and School courses, University of Abomey Calavi. Major: Indigenous species-based Agroforestry, Ethnobotany, Forest Mensurations, Forest management.
2014: dissertation supervision of one student. Dissertation title: ‘Ecology and conservation of the desert date (Balanites aegyptiaca in Tchad)’.
2013-2014: dissertation supervision of three Master students of University of Abomey Calavi (Benin). Dissertation titles: ‘Socio-cultural importance and impact of climate change on suitable habitats for the miracle berry (Synsepalum dulcificum, Sapotaceae) in Benin’ and ‘Ethnobotany and conservation status of Bombax costatum (Malvaceae) in the Pendjari Biosphere Reserve, Benin’.

English: fluent
French: very fluent (official working language in Benin)
Fund-raising experiences_____________________________________________________________
2013: International Foundation for Science (IFS), Sweden, Grant D/5464-1.
2012: National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC) – Research Fellowship for Distinguish International Young Scientists.
01/2011: BIARI (Brown University) grant for the research project ‘Local perception of changes in climate in Benin.
11/2010: Cleveland Metroparks Zoo Seed grant for Africa (Co-Applicant): Baobab-elephant relationships in the Biosphere Reserve of Pendjari in Benin (West Africa): assessment and implication for the species conservation

Recent Publications________________________________________________________________
• Peer-reviewed journals:
1.Idohou R, Fandohan B, Salako VK, Kassa B, Gbèdomon RC, Yédomonhan H, Glèlè Kakai, Assogbadjo AE (2014) Biodiversity conservation in home gardens: Traditional knowledge, use patterns and implications for management. International Journal of Biodiversity Sciences, Ecosystem Services and Management 10(2): 89-100.
2.Kassa BD, Fandohan B, Azihou AF, Assogbadjo AE, Oduor AMO, Kidjo F, Babatounde S, Liu J, Glele Kakai R (2014) Survey of Loxodonta africana (Elephantidae)-caused bark injury on Adansonia digitata (Malvaceae) within Pendjari Biosphere Reserve, Benin. African Journal of Ecology doi: 10.1111/aje.12131.
3.Padonou EA, Fandohan B, Bachmann Y, Sinsin B (2014) How farmers perceive and cope with bowalization: A case study from West Africa. Land Use Policy 36: 461-467.
4.Salako KV, Fandohan B, Assogbadjo AE, Idohou FAR, Gbedomon RC, Abdou Ibrahima W, Chakeredza S Dulloo ME, Glèlè Kakaï R (2014) Home gardens: An assessment of their biodiversity and potential contribution to conservation of threatened species and crop wild relatives in Benin. Genetic Resources and Crop Evolution 61: 313-330.
5.Fandohan B, Gouwakinnou GN, Fonton NH, Sinsin B, Liu J (2013) Impact des changements climatiques sur la répartition géographique des aires favorables à la culture et à la conservation des fruitiers sous-utilisés: cas du Tamarinier au Bénin. Biotechnology Agronomy Society and Environment 17(3): 450-462
6.Baudoin M-A, Cuni Sanchez A, Fandohan B, (2013) Small scale farmers’ vulnerability to climatic changes in southern Benin: the importance of farmers’ perceptions of existing institutions. Mitigation and Adaptation Strategies for Global Change.
7.Idohou R, Assogbadjo AE, Fandohan B, Gouwakinnou GN, Glele Kakai RL, SinsinB, Maxted N (2013). National Inventory and Prioritization of Crop Wild Relatives: case study for Benin. Genetic Resources and Crop Evolution 60: 1337–1352.
8.Fonton NH, Atindogbe G, Fandohan B, Lejeune P, Ligot G (2012). Structure spatial des arbres des savanes boisées et forêts claires soudaniennes : implication pour les enrichissements forestiers. Biotechnology Agronomy Society and Environment 16(4) : 429-440.
9.Cuni Sanchez A, Fandohan B, Assogbadjo A, Sinsin B (2012). A countrywide multi-ethnic assessment of local communities’ perception of climate change in Benin (West Africa). Climate and Development 4(2) : 114-128.
10.Assogbadjo AE, Fandohan B, Glèlè Kakaï R, Kyndt T, Hardy OJ, Gheysen G, Sinsin B (2012) Genetic evidence of the contribution of ethnic migrations to the propagation and persistence of the rare and declining scrambling shrub Caesalpinia bonduc L. Human Ecology 40 : 117-128
11.Fandohan B, Assogbadjo AE, Glèlè Kakaï RL, Sinsin B (2011) Effectiveness of a protected areas network in the conservation of Tamarindus indica L. (Leguminosae-Caesalpinioideae) in Benin. African Journal of Ecology 49 : 40-50
12.Fandohan B, Assogbadjo AE, Glèlè Kakaï R, Kyndt T, Sinsin B (2011) Quantitative morphological descriptors confirm traditionally classified morphotypes of Tamarindus indica L. fruits. Genetic Resources and Crop Evolution 58 : 299-309.
13.Fandohan B, Assogbadjo AE, Glèlè Kakaï R, Kyndt T, De Caluwe E, Codjia JTC, Sinsin B (2010). Women’s traditional knowledge, use value and the contribution of tamarind (Tamarindus indica L.) to rural households’ cash income in Benin. Economic Botany 64(3) : 248-259.

•Other publications:
– Fandohan B, Cuni Sanchez A (in press) Local perceptions of climate change and its impacts on indigenous fruit trees Water, adaptation and sustainability in Benin. In: D Stucker D, Lopez- Gunn E (eds) Adaptation to Climate Change through Water Resources Management Capacity, equity and sustainability. Taylor and Francis, London and New York.
-Fandohan B, Assogbadjo AE, Sinsin B (2010) Tamarindus indica L. Leguminosae. Pp 292-297 In: Sinsin B, Kampmann D (eds) Biodiversity atlas of West Africa, Volume I: Benin. Cotonou and Frankfurt/Main.

06/09/2012: Xiamen Forum on Ecosystem Management and Green Economy. Xiamen, China.
23-24/06/2012: Communicating forest research – making science work for policy and management. Muguga, Kenya.
21-22/04/2012: Scientific innovation in the developing world: From theory to practice. TWAS-BIOVISION.NXT 2012. Alexandria, Egypt,
13-26/6/2010: Brown International Advanced Research Institutes (BIARI): Climate Change and Its Impacts, Resilience and Adaptation to Changes in Precipitation, Brown University, USA

IUCN SSC Crop Wild Relative Specialist Group, Society for Economic Botany, IUFRO

Editorial duties_____________________________________________________________________
Peer review for: African Journal of Ecology; Economic Botany; Human Ecology; International Journal of Biodiversity Science, Ecosystem Services & Management.

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